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... and a note about qualifications

Applications are made through UCAS and an online supplementary form, which will become available in September). You must submit a complete application (i.e., to UCAS and to Oxford) in order to be considered for a place. The four-year course has its own UCAS code (A101) and title (BMBCh4). The closing date for applications is 6pm, 15th October.

You may wish to express a preference for a particular college. Not all colleges offer places on the fast-track course: see a list of college that offer places. You may choose to name a preferred college on your UCAS application form, or alternatively, you may elect not to express a preference (an Open Application): in this case, a college will be chosen for you in such a way as to even out the number of applications between colleges as far as possible.

Please note that the selection process includes a short aptitude test (the UCAT) and a set of interviews. The test is administered by an independent body, and details are available online on the UCAT website. You must be available to be interviewed, if required: there are no exceptions to this rule, and we will not offer you a place if you cannot attend interviews if invited to do so.

Please note also that notification to candidates of decisions about interviews and selection is the responsibility of colleges: if you have any questions about your interview or about whether you have been offered a place, you should normally contact your college, not the Admissions Office. (One exception to this rule: if you submitted an open application and you need to ask about your interview, then you should contact the Admissions Office.)


The course is currently open only to graduates in applied and experimental science, including bioscience, chemistry, experimental physics and engineering.  We are looking for graduates who have some understanding of scientific processes, not for people with a particular subset of factual knowledge. 

See guidance about Undergraduate degree requirements.